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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 0

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Course Summary

The Derby Trailblazers Basketball Academy programme gives aspiring young basketballers the opportunity to develop their basketball skills while studying academic qualifications in Sport to enhance their career prospects.

The College’s partnership with the Derby Trailblazers and Noel Baker School enables students to benefit from the expertise of highly qualified and respected coaches, which enhances the basketball-focussed curriculum.

Training will take place at Derby College's Johnson Building and Noel Baker School, with the curriculum elements being delivered at Broomfield Hall Campus.

Your academic performance will impact your access to matches and training, so you must maintain high levels of attendance and keep up to date with your assessments.

The course duration is set in line with VISA conditions, with a minimum of six months of study required.

 

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from individuals who regularly participate in basketball and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance.

Entry to the Level 3 Sport requires candidates to have an equivalent minimum of five GCSEs at A*- C (9-4) grades (including English and Maths).

Pre-reading around the subject areas identified below is recommended.

If you have any questions regarding international VISA applications, please contact Oliver.Stonier@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Content

The Academy includes:

  • A dedicated training calendar
  • Opportunities to progress to elite level pathways
  • Access to AoC Sport regional and national trials
  • A comprehensive competitions programme
  • Technical and tactical coaching
  • Psychological, physiological and lifestyle management
  • Strength and conditioning support

The Level 3 Extended Certificate consists of anatomy and physiology, fitness training and wellbeing, professional development and practical sport.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be continuous over your duration of study. Assessment methods will vary depending on the subjects delivered and will include an externally set and moderated exam, externally set synoptic assessment and two internally assessed units.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The Academy fees are £8,750 in total. This includes the costs of your residential accommodation, daily meal allowance, trips and speakers, free gym membership, plus your Academy and College kit. The kit is to be worn in every lesson and while training or representing the College or  Academy.
 
The Derby Trailblazers Academy kit should also be ordered in agreement with Derby Trailblazers. Learners are encouraged to secure their place on College courses before arranging for the Academy kits to be ordered.   
 
Residential accommodation is based at Broomfield Hall Campus. It is single occupancy with a daily meal allowance included in the Academy fees. For further information about our 'outstanding' Ofsted rated accommodation provision, please contact Stephen.rodger@derby-college.ac.uk

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of the course, students may wish to progress to other Level 3 qualifications and then to the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at Derby College or to seek employment within the sport and leisure sector.

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Florence Phillips

Florence Phillips

Missed exam targets a ‘blessing’ as Flo launches fitness career with college

Apprentice personal trainer Florence Phillips said missing out on the exam results she hoped for was a "blessing" ...because it gave her a chance to go to Derby College and launch her career.
Nineteen-year-old Flo said instead of going to sixth form college, which had been her plan, she opted to go into fitness because she was keen on gym at school.
Having passed sports coaching and development with flying colours as a student at Broomfield Hall, she then landed an apprenticeship at B Physical in Ashbourne.
Flo has now taken a Level 2 Fitness Instructor course and she will complete Level 3 Personal Training this summer.
She enjoys her job and said she made the right decision in coming to Derby College.

I didn't get the GCSEs I needed to go to sixth form, which is a blessing because it meant I went to college.

I find the exams the hardest but the college gives me all the support I need. At college somebody took me to one side and told me this job could be good for me, so I applied and got it.


College has been really important to me. I'd love to be a personal trainer and stay here. I love taking classes. I take about nine a week, which is really good.


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